Support us

A donation to the Faculty of Engineering is a way to give back to your alma mater.

Successful economies are underpinned by a strong, vibrant engineering fraternity. This requires a faculty with world-class research and teaching to attract the brightest students.

Aotearoa New Zealand is now investing heavily in developing its infrastructure. Well-trained engineers, a world-class teaching environment, and high calibre students are key to efficiently delivering this investment. 

One of the faculty’s strategic goals is “to be recognised unequivocally as one of the leading engineering schools in the world for quality of teaching programmes and research”. The Faculty of Engineering is committed to meeting this goal, and your contribution — either through your time or via financial means — will help us confront the challenges of tomorrow.

Your contribution to our faculty will help us to further strengthen our quality of teaching and research, to encourage the best students, and in turn, to train very capable professional engineers.

There are several ways for you to contribute to our faculty. You can additionally specify how your donation is to be used, such as through scholarships, fellowships, naming rights, or equipment. Financial donations can be either one-off or regular. We encourage you to contact our Development Manager if you wish to discuss this.

Find out more about our principal funds, targeted funds and how you can contribute at our Giving page.

Remember: no donation is too small.

Meet our Development Manager

Graeme Steven, our Faculty of Engineering Development Manager, will be delighted to discuss philanthropic opportunities and initiatives with senior alumni and supporters, including individuals and families, corporate partners, and trusts and foundations. He is available to chat about any questions you have regarding the faculty and University, payment methods, and how donations can change lives and the world around us.

Some of our key faculty initiatives include:

  • Enhancing teaching and key research areas
  • Promoting student equity and access, and gender equality for the next generation of students
  • Increase the number of Māori and Pasifika and young women studying engineering
    • Our Genesis and Apollo Programmes aim to support Māori and Pasifika Engineering students, and seek to connect, inspire and provide pathways to success for students at a high school level so they can succeed in their journey to becoming engineers
    • Our Women in Engineering Programme aims to increase number of young women studying Engineering. We're providing a comprehensive program of high school outreach and on-campus events, supported by a strong network of women students, alumni, industry sponsors and professional engineers
  • Providing financial and other assistance to underrepresented students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Supporting student leadership programmes, such as the Dean's Leadership Programme, the Formula SAE racecar design and build programme, the Auckland Programme for Space Systems, the Bruce McLaren Automotive Scholarship, and more

More about Graeme

Following a 16-year career with the New Zealand government — including two postings as the NZ Trade Commissioner in Beijing assisting New Zealand companies to expand exports and investment in China — Graeme worked in China as a business consultant from 1996 to 2001 advising international companies on trade, business and foreign direct investment (FDI) opportunities. After returning to ‘school’ and completing an MBA at Victoria University in the early 2000s, he worked in marketing and business management roles in New Zealand from 2003-2006. From 2007, he has focussed on educational advancement by undertaking senior fundraising roles at the University of Canterbury and more recently, the University of Melbourne. Graeme is married with three adult children and is looking forward to exploring Auckland: the University, city and region.


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